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Tue May 14, 2019, 04:36 AM

'Conservative 6' Stall GM Incentives; Sentencing Reforms Sent To Governor

A state incentive package aimed at getting General Motors to expand in Missouri is running into a major roadblock in the state Senate, threatening to derail some of Gov. Mike Parson’s priorities with less than a week left in the legislative session.

Six Republican senators who object to the expansion of job-training aid and a fund that would help finance the closing of economic development deals led a filibuster Monday on what is generally a quick procedural step to begin the day. That prevented any other work from getting done, as the filibuster, which began around 2:30 p.m., stretched into the night.

“We could get this done without expanding any of our corporate welfare programs, without creating any new programs whatsoever,” said Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring.

Parson wants roughly $50 million in tax credits over 10 years in exchange for GM investing at least $750 million in its Wentzville plant. The credits would also be available to other Missouri automakers who want to make a similar commitment.


I found the highlighted quote very interesting from a Republican -------

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